Author’s  rights

Under French law

Protecting creation and cultural diversity

In France, authors’ works enjoy sophisticated legal protection, which up to fairly recently had no equivalent elsewhere in the world.

SACD plays a key role in shaping the legislation which protects the authors’ rights and is extensively involved at both the domestic and international scale in all the debates liable to help protect authors and their rights.  With the support of overseas authors’ societies, SACD is committed to its information and consultation role with the relevant political bodies and national and international legal and administrative authorities.  These relentless efforts are deployed for the benefit of authors and for the protection of their works and rights.  SACD’s ultimate goal is quite simple: to defend creation and cultural diversity, by all means and under all circumstances.

Authors and their work: definition
Authors’ rights and their work